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Sam’s Club Private Brand Simply Right Donates $500,000 to Vitamin Angels

\"\"In an effort to provide children around the world with the essential nutrients they need to grow and thrive, Sam’s Club Simply Right wellness Private Brand has donated $500,000 to Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing availability, access and use of micronutrients among at-risk populations in need. The monetary donation will help Vitamin Angels expand their efforts to reach at-risk children age five and under with vitamin A and daily multivitamins and pregnant or breastfeeding women with prenatal vitamins around the world and domestically.

“Sam’s Club is committed to supporting health and wellness awareness, chronic disease prevention and quality solutions for our members, families and communities,” said Jill Turner Mitchael, senior vice president for health and wellness at Sam’s Club. “For 50 cents a year, Vitamin Angels can provide the two doses of vitamin A per year that a child needs to encourage good eye health and vision. When we learned about Vitamin Angels, our team knew it was ‘simply right’ to extend Sam’s Club dedication to health to as many at-risk children and mothers as possible” As a proud supporter of the Vitamin Angels program, Sam’s Club Simply Right features the organization’s logo on pallet skirts and trays of all vitamins and supplements.

“The lives of over 2 million children in the United States and around the world will be touched by Sam\’s Club’s ‘simply right’ support for Vitamin Angels,” said Howard B. Schiffer, president of Vitamin Angels. “In the U.S. and in villages from Haiti and Honduras to Kenya and India our vitamins will save lives, prevent disease and help children grow and prosper. Together we will give them a brighter future.”

Those interested in supporting Vitamin Angels can visit

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Chef Dale Talde Joins the Sam’s Club \”Simply Delicious Chef Brigade\”

\"\"Bentonville, Arkansas based club store Sam’s Club Sam\’s announced that Dale Talde, celebrity chef and owner of Talde and the soon-to-be opened Pork Slope Restaurant, both in New York, joins the Sam\’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade to help families serve up healthy, restaurant-quality meals in their own backyard. The Sam\’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade supports the recently launched Pr

This summer, Chef Talde created easy to grill, flavorful meal solutions using high quality seafood, meats and fresh, peak-season produce from Sam\’s Club including Shrimp Salad made right on the grill and a Korean Grilled Rib Eye with Pickled Peaches. Chef Talde\’s grilling recipes and demonstration video are now on the \”Tips & Videos\” tab along with photos and printable recipes on the \”Easy Recipes\” tab.

\”The summer months are ripe with nutrient-packed ingredients plucked at their peak of freshness,\” says Chef Talde. \”The warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to pair your favorite meats with marinades inspired by seasonal fruits. From cherries and peaches to nectarines and pluots, the first-rate stone fruit available at Sam\’s Club adds a healthy kick of sweetness to salads, sauces and desserts.\”

Sam\’s Club is committed to providing customers with fresh, peak-season fruits that are bursting with flavor and nutrients. Each Northwest cherry found at Sam\’s Club is handpicked by passionate produce experts from growers dedicated to innovations in freshness and sustainability, ensuring the highest quality at an exceptional value.

Inspired by seasonal produce, Chef Talde combines protein-rich shrimp, sweet, antioxidant-rich Northwest cherries and fresh avocados for a salad to serve as a main meal or light summer side dish for healthy eating any day of the week.

Grilled Shrimp, Avocado and Cherry Salad Prep Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4


2 lbs Shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 oz Garlic
4 oz Olive Oil
1 lb Northwest Cherries, pitted
2 Avocados, halved
2 Limes, juiced
1 bunch Cilantro
3 oz Roma Tomatoes, medium diced
3 tbs Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste


Peel and devein shrimp. Combine shrimp with garlic, TABASCO and olive oil. Let marinate for one hour.

Meanwhile, take halved avocados and season with salt and pepper. Place on grill skin side up and grill for two minutes. Turn 45 degrees for nice hatch marks. Reserve.

On the same grill, add shrimp. Cook two to three minutes on each side until cooked through.

In a bowl, add cherries, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, and salt and pepper.

Add sliced grilled avocado and tomatoes. Give a light toss and plate. Place cooked shrimp on top.

\”Summer at Sam\’s Club means our aisles are stocked with fresh, seasonal ingredients to inspire Members throughout grilling season,\” said Shawn Baldwin, senior vice president of fresh/freezer/cooler and demos at Sam\’s Club. \”Our members gather at the grill more than ever in the summer and we want to provide healthy meal solutions that honor our 200% guarantee. From peak-season cherries and stone fruit to butcher-cut steaks and sweet corn, Sam\’s Club provides simply delicious ideas for every grilling occasion.\”

Now in its second year, the Sam\’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade features nationally renowned restaurant and pastry chefs who create simple, flavorful meal ideas and show families that cooking at home with can be just as delicious as dining out. Visit for ongoing announcements about the Simply Delicious Chef Brigade program, including new recipes, videos, tips and other featured cooking content.

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Sam’s Club Selects Private Brand Photography Studio

\"\"South Florida based photography studio KSC Kreate, announced today a Private Brand project with Sam’s Club. KSC Kreate is shooting select food items for the conversion of Sam’s Club Member’s Mark products to the new brands created by Michael Osborne Design,  Artisan Fresh and Daily Chef.

KSC Kreate was selected by Sam’s Club for this project based on their ongoing partnership and previous work for the brand, as well as KSC Kreate’s experience in the food packaging space.

“We continue to work with KSC Kreate because of the high quality work they constantly deliver for us,” said Sonya Gafsi, Senior Director, Private Brands for Sam’s Club. “Not only are they professional and flexible, they always deliver the desired outcome on the project. Their photography for our packaging brings our products to life to show their true quality.”

Sam’s Club is also using KSC’s proprietary tool, TIME Director, KSC Kreate’s remote art direction application, for the photo shoot. KSC Kreate clients can log into TIME Director to view the shoot and make immediate approvals or changes to any photograph, expediting the process and maintaining a high level of consistency and quality across the multiple project teams.

“Our ability to employ and manage multiple in-house teams at once is what allows us to consistently deliver beautiful content that aligns with client brand guidelines,” said Brad Tuckman, president of KSC Kreate. “Together we have mastered the art of creating the perfect, most ‘hunger inducing’ food imagery possible. Our talented team can make any food or beverage item look exactly as it should be at any given moment, whether it’s steaming hot over an open flame or ice cold straight out of the freezer.”

Consumers can expect to see the new packaging on Sam’s Club shelves beginning in March 2012.

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Vitamins are Simply Right at Sam\’s Club

\"\"Bentonville, Arkansas based wholesale club Sam\’s Club announced this week the addition of vitamins to it’s award winning Private Brand Simply Right. Simply Right vitamins and supplements, replacing the Sam\’s Club Member\’s Mark line, are part of the overall Simply Right brand launched last year, The new brand was created by California based branding firm Michael Osborne Design and is dedicated to providing healthful, gentle and safe personal care products for the entire family. In addition to refined packaging, the vitamins are formulated to deliver the same benefits in a smaller pill, making it ideal for members and families who have difficulty swallowing pills.)

Premium quality Simply Right vitamin and supplements are now available exclusively in Sam\’s Club locations nationwide and at

  • Simply Right – Triple Strength Fish Oil (1400 mg; 150 ct.) Sourced from Peru, the Sam\’s Club signature fish oil supplement is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease; made with EnteriCare – the latest, all natural, patent-pending technology for controlling fishy burps
  • Simply Right – Co Q-10 Softgels (100 mg; 180 ct.) support healthy heart function in a new 25 percent smaller softgel
  • Simply Right – Glucosamine HCl (1500 mg – 240 ct.): supports joint comfort and mobility in a new 30 percent smaller, easy-to-swallow pill
  • Simply Right – Vitamin D3 (2000IU – 400 ct.): supports bone growth and regulates immune system and neuromuscular system

To increase awareness and reduce widespread uncertainty about the healthy benefits of a vitamin and supplement routine, savvy mobile phone users and Sam\’s Club members can scan new QR codes on every bottle of Simply Right vitamins, leading to brief, informative videos by acclaimed Naturopathic Physician Dr. Andrew Myers.

On Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm CST, Sams Club customers were able to visit @samsclub for a Twitter Q&A with Dr. Andrew Myers, \”Health is Wealth\” author and nationally acclaimed naturopath, to learn more about implementing vitamins and supplements into a healthier lifestyle in 2012. Five Twitter participants who tweeted #simplesavings and @samsclub received a Simply Right prize pack, including an array of healthful personal care products for every member of the family.

\”We know many of our members have made a resolution to be healthier in the New Year, and in addition to a healthy diet and active lifestyle, members can rely on Simply Right vitamins to supplement the necessary nutrients needed for their overall health,\” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of Health and Wellness for Sam\’s Club. \”Sam\’s Club is pleased to provide our members with a broad range of high quality vitamins to meet each member\’s needs at an extraordinary value, affordable for the whole family.\”

Simply Right is replacing Member\’s Mark and offers the same great quality and value with a fresh new look and design innovations based on member feedback. For more information on Simply Right products and to discover ways you can live happier and healthier, visit

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PB CAREERS: Sr. Manager Private Brands: Sam\’s Club

\"\"Job ID: 76477BR
Bentonville, Arkansas

Company Summary
As a most unique and forward-thinking retail employer, Sam’s Club helps our members live better by providing them great value on the things they need — both for their businesses and their homes. What makes Sam’s Club unique is the format we use to serve our customers. Our clubs give members access to a wide selection of large-volume items at value prices. Working at Sam\’s Club means working behind the scenes of a unique retail operation. The decisions to best serve our members have a profound impact on millions of people. We pride ourselves on our progressive environmental practices and the ability to change with the times. We look for people who can think creatively, make smart decisions, and anticipate future trends in retailing.
Employment Type: Full Time
Hourly/Salary: SALARY
Shift : 0
Position Description
Collaborates with Insights team to gather information regarding new and existing processes (for example, product launches). Develops and executes strategic plans for specific brands. Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for Sam\’s Club Private Brands. Ensures Private Brands products are marketed effectively to the target group. Ensures business needs are being met. Ensures packaging complies with legal and regulatory guidelines. Identifies and resolves potential product quality issues. Identifies new product opportunities to drive growth. Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity. Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates. Manages the execution of strategic plans for specific brands by establishing growth plans for brand portfolios. Incumbent would lead the creation and implementation of member-focused business plans; identifying and addressing the key drivers of category success. Collaborates and communicates with internal and external teams to develop and execute category strategies and plans. Manages key creative projects that directly impact Private Brands. Guides internal resources and external agencies to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget drives the development of brand plans and strategies that achieve operating plan objectives by communicating with other business areas (example: marketing). Approves creative elements, implements joint marketing programs with suppliers ensures brand compliance and established brand operating requirements. Ensures product quality by managing internal and external resources (for example; third party quality testing labs).

Minimum Qualifications
5-7 years with CPG, new products, retail, and private brands, Bachelors Degree

Additional Preferred Qualifications
MBA Broad product based experience in Food and/or Health & Wellness categories Brand Management/Product Management experience
Req ID 76477BR